My father’s birthday was June 17. As a result, his birthday sometimes fell on Father’s Day.
The F Word is an honest yet humorous story of queer couple, Nicole and Kristan’s, journey into parenthood as they seek to adopt a child from foster care in Oakland. They introduce us to many voices in the foster care world including birth families, foster youth, and adoptees, learning from them as they wrestle with the systemic racism and classism they discover along the way.
For Tobin, whose son is a young black man living in America, it’s also a very personal issue. “My privilege does not protect him,” she said.
The unique combination of these words shape who I am as an individual. I’ve recently thought about which word comes first-- am I an Asian Jew or a Jewish Asian?
A Father's Day tribute to the white grandfather who raised me to be a proud biracial Jewish man.
"Everyone has a different tolerance for complexity."
The “Derby Bunch”, or “Six Pack” as my parents like to call them, are a motley crew of grandkids – three of each gender – born within a six-year span to my two siblings and myself.
When my sister and I walk into any Jewish setting we can get looked at differently and asked strange questions.
"Did you like bacon before you were Jewish?"